Cranach the ElderKronach 1472 – Weimar 1553
What can one learn from the single fragment of a larger painting? A lot, if you look.
Cranach saw a resemblance in someone else's work and made it his own, a common practice in poetic art
See how Cranach represents himself as an evil man executing "his painting" of spiritual perfection.
A face formed from smoke in the Renaissance has been widely acknowledged as a veiled face
EPPH Blog Posts on Cranach the Elder
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